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Hitachi air compressor instruction manual & safety instructions.
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14. OUTDOOR USE EXTENSION CORDS.
When compressor in used outdoors, use only
extension cords intended for use outdoors and so
marked.
15. STAY ALERT.
Watch what you are doing. Use common sense. Do
not operate this compressor when you are tired. This
compressor should never be used by you if you are
under the influence of alcohol, drugs or medication
that makes you drowsy. Know how to stop the air
compressor. Be thoroughly familiar with controls.
16. CHECK DAMAGED PARTS AND AIR LEAK.
Before further use of this compressor, guard or other
parts should be carefully checked to see that it will
operate properly and perform its intended function.
Check alignment of moving parts, binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, mounting, air leak, and any
other conditions that may affect its operation.
A guard or other part that is damaged should be
properly repaired or replaced by an authorized service
center unless otherwise indicated elsewhere in this
Instruction Manual.
Have defective motor/pressure switches replaced by
authorized service center.
Do not use this compressor if motor/pressure switch
does not turn it "AUTO/OFF."
17. NEVER USE THIS COMPRESSOR FOR APPLICATIONS
OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED.
Never use this compressor for applications other than
those specified in the Instruction Manual.
Never use compressed air for breathing or respiration.
Operate air compressor only in a well ventilated area.
Follow all safety instructions provided with the
materials you are spraying. Use of a respirator may be
required when working with some materials.
18. HANDLE THIS COMPRESSOR CORRECTLY.
Operate this compressor according to the instructions
provided herein. Never allow this compressor to be
operated by children, individuals unfamiliar with its
operation or unauthorized personnel. Do not operate
air compressor without a filter element. Do not
operate air compressor in a corrosive environment.
Always operate the air compressor in a stable, secure
position to prevent air compressor from falling. Follow
all maintenance instructions listed in this manual.
19. KEEP ALL SCREWS, BOLTS AND COVERS TIGHTLY IN
PLACE.
Keep all screws, bolts, and covers tightly mounted.
Check their conditions periodically.
20. KEEP MOTOR AIR VENT CLEAN.
The motor air vent must be kept clean so that air can
freely flow at all times. Check for dust build-up
frequently.
21. OPERATE COMPRESSOR AT THE RATED VOLTAGE.
Operate the compressor at voltages specified on their
nameplates.
If using the compressor at a higher voltage than the
rated voltage, it will result in abnormally fast motor
revolution and may damage the unit and burn out the
motor.
22. NEVER USE A COMPRESSOR WHICH IS DEFECTIVE
OR OPERATING ABNORMALLY.
If this compressor appears to be operating unusually,
making strange noises or vibration, or otherwise
appears defective, stop using it immediately and
arrange for repairs by a Hitachi authorized service
center.
23. DO NOT WIPE PLASTIC PARTS WITH SOLVENT.
Solvents such as gasoline, thinner, benzine, carbon
tetrachloride, and alcohol may damage and crack
plastic parts. Do not wipe plastic parts on this
compressor with such solvents. Wipe plastic parts
with a soft cloth lightly dampened with soapy water
and dry thoroughly.
24. USE ONLY GENUINE HITACHI REPLACEMENT PARTS.
Replacement parts not manufactured by Hitachi may
void your warranty and can lead to malfunction,
causing injuries. Genuine Hitachi parts are available
from your dealer.
25. DO NOT MODIFY THIS COMPRESSOR.
Do not modify this compressor.
Do not operate at pressure or speed in excess of
manufacturer's recommendations.
Always contact the Hitachi authorized service center
for any repairs. Unauthorized modification may impair
this compressor's performance and result in accident
or bodily injury to repair personnel who do not have
the required knowledge and technical expertise to
perform the repair operations correctly. If air tank
develops a leak, replace the air tank immediately.
Never repair, weld or make modifications to the air
tank or its attachments.
Use only genuine Manufacturer repair parts for your
air compressor.
Never make adjustments to the factory set pressures.
Never exceed manufacturers maximum allowable
pressure rating of attachments.
Because of extreme heat, do not use plastic pipe or
lead tin soldered joints for a discharge line.
26. TURN OFF THE MOTOR/PRESSURE SWITCH WHEN
THIS COMPRESSOR IS NOT USED.
When this compressor is not used, make sure the
motor/pressure switch is in the OFF position and open
the drain valve to discharge the compressed air from
the air tank.
27. NEVER TOUCH HOT SURFACE.
To reduce the risk of burns, never allow any part of
your body or other materials to contact with any
exposed metal parts on this compressor.
Never allow any part of your body to contact the
motor or adjacent areas.
These areas can remain hot for at least 45 minutes
after this compressor is shutdown. Cool down before
servicing.
28. DO NOT DIRECT AIR STREAM AT BODY.
Risk of injury. Do not direct air stream at persons or
animals, to avoid any bodily injury.
Never use compressed air for breathing or respirators.
Never leave pressurized air in the air compressor.
Shut off air compressor and relieve pressure when
storing or attempting maintenance.
Always maintain a safe distance from people and
animals while operating the air compressor.
Do not move the air compressor while air tank is
under pressure. Do not attempt to move the air
compressor by pulling on the hose.
29. DRAIN TANK.
Risk of bursting. Water will condense in the air tank.
Discharge the drain after each use and every day.
When the air tank gets corroded, there can be a risk of
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